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Apple Gooey Cake


There are two layers to this cake. The bottom part is the cake and the top is cheesecake. In this picture you can see both. Around the edges it looks like cake but under the little bit of crust it really is cheesecake.

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  • For the cake layer:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups finally chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted & chopped
  • For the cheesecake layer:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • Mix topping ingredients well.
  • This topping goes on the cake before baking.


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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°

Grease or spray a 9×13 inch pan.

Melt the butter and pour into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Combine the flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to the sugar mixture, alternately with the buttermilk. Mix well. Fold in the apples and pecans. Spread batter into pan. Set aside while you make the topping. Spread the topping over the cake batter gently but evenly. You want to keep it even and cover the batter completely.

Bake in a 350º oven for 45 minutes.

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